U-Pick Apple Orchard!

This weekend I got a chance to go to an apple orchard to pick my own apples! I went to  Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park, IL (about an hour west of Chicago).

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It was a gorgeous day for apple picking! Sunny and relatively warm for October!

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Before entering the orchard there was a giant billboard explaining what was being picked today. However, since it was the last weekend for picking, once we got into the orchard we were allowed to pick whatever we could find. Luckily there were still so many different kinds of apples left to pick from!

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Granny Smith

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Goldrush

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Rome Beauty

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Ida Red

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Golden Delicious

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Jonathan

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My bag is the one on the left, I was able to fit 10 apples in my quarter peck bag! I came home with a Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Goldrush, Ida Red, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty, Blushing Golden, and an Empire.

After walking around the orchard, I had to stop in and get an apple cider doughnut. It was so delicious, the perfect treat!

I didn’t get a chance to stick around for the pumpkin patch or corn maze so I’ll have to come back next year!

Can’t wait to try all of the different kinds of apples! Maybe I’ll make some taffy apples or apple pie!

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